On April 19th, 1775, a messenger reached Sudbury between 3 and 4am bringing news that British Regulars had left Boston the evening before and were headed westward, presumably to Concord where military supplies were garrisoned. Each Sudbury contingent heeded the call and took the most expedient route to what is now called Battle Road. The present day Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute follow a route that approximates one of the routes. While on route, we honor those who lay in rest at several cemeteries with prayer and musket salute.Upon reaching the North Bridge, we give one final salute at the North Bridge.
The Sudbury Companies welcome participants and onlookers on this most hallowed day, Patriots´ Day. Please contact us if interested. Review our history for Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute's role on April 19, 1775.